Another American has been killed in the Syrian conflict involving the Islamic State. This time, however, he was fighting with the feared terrorist group. Originally from Minneapolis, Douglas McAuthur McCain travelled to Syria after converting to Islam. He was already being monitored by the FBI. McCain was 33 when he was killed in Syria by the Free Syrian Army, an American-backed rebel group who also beheaded six Islamic State members and posted the photos on Facebook. Commentators say that McCain's death offers valuable insight into how the Islamic State is handling its American members.

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